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MEd in Learning and Teaching in the Arts

MEd in Learning and Teaching in the Arts

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3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Arts & Crafts / Communication / Performing Arts Teaching / Training Art History Performing Arts (General)

Course type


Course Summary


As a participant on this programme you will join a vibrant and diverse community sharing in a journey of professional enquiry designed to enhance your practice as an arts educator.

This part-time 180-credit programme provides a unique opportunity for arts educators to upgrade their teaching qualifications and obtain a Masters qualification that has been designed to develop teaching skills for the arts. It is delivered on a part-time basis through a blended learning model, which includes a mix of face-to-face sessions, online sessions, one-to-one tutorials and independent study (distance students can study the programme fully online, accessing the face-to-face sessions through a video conferencing platform).

The programme is designed to allow arts education professionals to integrate their studies within their professional teaching contexts. The process of professional enquiry that underpins all modules requires students to engage in a sustained critical analysis of their teaching and arts practice in order to identify and address their own developmental priorities at each stage. The programme culminates in a self-designed, self-generated, major-scale project that is intended to help students make a significant contribution to their learners and their professional sector. As such, we are looking for individuals who are ready to engage their creativity in developing and evolving innovative approaches to their practice as arts educators.

Programme structure

The programme is delivered over a three year period, through a combination of online workshops, distance and independent learning, weekend seminars and work placement or work-based learning.

At its core, the programme is primarily concerned with helping arts education professionals engage in a process of active enquiry, and the underpinning structure of the delivery model reflects three distinct types of enquiry:

  • Teaching Practice Enquiry
  • Arts Practice Enquiry
  • Professional Enquiry


This is a 30-credit module that will engage you in building an evidence-base to demonstrate a critical understanding of your art form. Having articulated the philosophies, principles and values that support your understanding of your arts discipline, your will engage in an enquiry of the social, political, cultural and economic factors that define the context in which it operates. Through this module, you will gain an understanding of how to build a plan for your own development that is built on a robust foundation of relevant literature, resources and discourses in your artform.

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

Applicants for the programme normally have a good degree or international equivalent in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme. It is recognised that some applicants may not have achieved a full degree in a relevant subject area and we will take account of relevant professional experience where it is deemed to be a suitable equivalency.